We are staying at Dawn Beach, and one day we’ll make it up in time to see the sun come up – well I might, but Pam certainly won’t! The waves can be quite high here, so in order to snorkel we need to make sure it’s a bit calm. We’ve been in and it’s great, but the snorkeling has been less than we hoped.
With that in mind, we headed over to Anse Marcel on the French side, towards the far north of the island. It is a big bay, with lovely fine sand leading into the warm water. It was quite cloudy to start, but once we got clear of the sand and moved toward the rocks, we had some great snorkeling, the best we’ve had so far. The water was calm, with little wave action so it really was great, despite all the topless women.
We finally got to see one of my flat-bottomed dudes too! Pam and Maggie and Tim managed to see a blue peacock flounder, and an eel of some kind too. There were the usual assortment of smaller reef fish. There were some French angels, lots of parrot fish, including the colorful rainbow parrots.
We headed back to Grand Case for a late lunch (around 3!) and tried a different lolo than yesterday, called The Sky’s the Limit. It’s great fun to eat at these places. The plates of food are amazing. Order the “full meal” and you get corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, rice and beans, plantains, macaroni and cheese, vegetables AND your ribs, fish or chicken. All for 11 bucks.
Back at the hotel we watched a wedding right on the beach, complete with doves being released! How romantic. After the nuptials, we relaxed in the hot tub and enjoyed the happy hour. More iced drinks in honor of Peter and Calgary’s icy conditions. And soon to be Vancouver’s lot I here too… that’s a real shame! We’re thinking of you – and trying not to laugh tooo toooo hard!
For dinner we headed to Big Fish, a restaurant located right on the dock at the marina. We were welcomed with a handshake by Brenda. An amazing restaurant really. Most restaurants here, and all the Caribbean for that matter, add 15% to the total, and then try to pry an even bigger tip out of you. Not so at the Big Fish. They put on every page of their menu that they believe you should reward good service, and you set the price. Nice.
The food was remarkable. Plated on wavy fine china, my dinner of “Mahi Mahi Renee” was truly memorable. Stuffed with crab and topped with lobster sauce, it was a taste sensation. Their soups were served in nifty mini dutch ovens, complete with lid! Service was friendly and efficient. The setting right on the dock, was very romantic and idyllic.